The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Passersby 

While headed home a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War.

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... Confederate Sergeant
... Lavinia Godwin
... Charlie Constable
David Garcia ... Union Lieutenant
... Jud Godwin (as Warren Kemmerling)
Austin Green ... President Abraham Lincoln
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In April 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, a Confederate Sergeant with other wounded Union and Confederate soldiers, stops to ask the Lavinia Godwin for some water. He asks to rest for a while and they talk about the damages of war as she now lives in her destroyed mansion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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6 October 1961 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Austin Green previously played President Abraham Lincoln in Medic: Black Friday (1955). See more »

Goofs

The crutch used by the Confederate soldier is incorrect. The period crutch had only a single post with a slightly curved top piece under the shoulder. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: This road is the afterwards of the Civil War. It began at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, and ended at a place called Appomattox. It's littered with the residue of broken battles and shattered dreams.
[a Confederate soldier passing by a plantation house stops and has a conversation with the recently widowed owner sitting on the front porch]
Narrator: [narration continues] In just a moment, you will enter a strange province that knows neither North nor South, a place we call - The Twilight ...
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A Gem
27 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I remember the spooky feeling of watching The Twilight Zone one night as a little boy in one-piece pajamas with feet, and I have seen episodes of it off and on for years, most of them many times. But somehow, I never saw this one until tonight. At 62, it was a shock to discover a "new" episode, and a real thrill to see this gem for the very first time. It's a simple, beautiful story that unfolds slowly and patiently. I won't say anything about the story, just encourage you to see it.


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